Day 40: M.I.A.

Day 40: M.I.A.

Mile 602.4 to 628.1 + 2 miles on an alternate trail to water. We woke up in the rocky and pine covered foothills of the Sierra believing we had left the desert behind. There were pine needles to cushion our feet and shade overhead as we walked down the trail in the...
Day 39: Cruising in the Desert

Day 39: Cruising in the Desert

Mile 580.5  to 602.4 After a tough day yesterday, we hoisted our slightly lighter packs and headed down the trail. I got a great sleep on Burnout’s old Neoair sleeping pad. He replaced it because it had a micro hole and would deflate over night, but it...
Day 38: Paradise Lost

Day 38: Paradise Lost

Mile 559 to 580.5. We woke up at 4:30. It was hard to get out of bed, especially after a nero and two zero days in Mojave and Tehachapi. I don’t normally write about town days because I am aware that being back in civilization isn’t as exciting for you,...
Day 35: Kindness in Tehachapi 

Day 35: Kindness in Tehachapi 

Mile 552 to 559. We woke up in our cowboy camp near the wind farm, which was surprisingly unwindy last night. There were only seven miles left until the trail would cross Tehachapi Willow Springs Road, our hitch spot to get into town, and it was all down hill!  I...
Day 34: Lazy Breeze

Day 34: Lazy Breeze

Mile 534.88 to 552. We woke up to the sound of wind turbines and a rising sun burning on the horizon. The Joshua Trees stood silently as we packed up our camp and climbed out of the ravine back to the trail. We followed the trail over service roads and between the...

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